Tag Archives: first time home buyer

Resource Video: Buyers Edition

What are Comparables? Today’s video centers on comparables or “comps”. Comparables is a real estate appraisal term that refers to properties with characteristics similar to a subject property whose value is being determined. This informational video guides you through what …
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How to Stage your Home for the Millennial Buyer

Your home fits your tastes and is decorated and laid out to your specifications, as it should be! But what happens when you need to sell your home? First all of your personal knick knacks need to be taken down …
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Snapshot of Today’s Buyer

Let’s take a look at our current housing market snapshot. When looking at houses today it is important to keep current with what is going on in the market. This way we can keep track of housing trends and stay …
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Homeowner’s Net Worth is Predicted to be 45x Greater Than a Renter’s

  Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that …
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What are the Steps to Buying a Home?

Buying a home can be a confusing and a complicated journey. It doesn’t have to be if you have a Shorewest, REALTOR® by your side! Make sure you are ready by following these steps to make the process as seamless …
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How to Save Money For a Down Payment

After reading our post from before, (How Long Does It Take To Save A Down Payment?) it is easy to see that saving for a down payment is not only feasible but it is practical as well! Thanks to the …
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5 Tips and Tricks for your Home to Fall into Winter

  It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year! Fall! Get ready for this cozy season by making sure that your home and yard are in tip top shape. First time home buyers make sure to take note! Taking care of …
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Buying a Home can be Scary…Until you know the Facts!

What is keeping you from purchasing your first home? Is it the money? The commitment? Whatever your reason, Shorewest is here to alleviate those fears! 36% of Americans think they need a 20% down payment to buy a home. However …
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Six Tips To Save To Buy A House

As interest rates are still low, the real estate market offers lots of opportunities to become a homeowner. However, what’s holding many people back is saving enough for a down payment. If you analyze your spending habits, you can determine …
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Millennials, Did You Know This About Down Payments?

Housing experts have done much research into why we don’t have more first-time home buyers entering the market. In looking at this issue, recent surveys of Millennials (the largest first-time home buyer pool in history) uncovered that 60% of these buyers believe …
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